If I am making cupcake frosting that is just butter, sugar, and a little milk, do I need to keep the cupcakes refrigerate after I frost them?
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Probably not. Generally there is enough sugar in the frosting to make it hygroscopic which prohibits bacterial growth. Eventually they would mold, but the should be eaten well before then!
I think not, but it could depend upon how long it is between frosting and consuming.
probably about 24 hours between frosting and eating? should i refrigerate them over night?
I think they'll be just fine, as long as you keep it under 2-3 days (not due to your frosting going bad, but due to things beginning to dry out past that point).
probably not, unless you live somewhere where it's hot.
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